Global Scholars previously International Institute For Christian Studies

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Summary

Global Scholars equips Christian professors to serve Christ in secular universities worldwide through fifteen proven programs and services.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Scholars
PO Box 12147
Overland Park, KS 66282-2147

Website: www.global-scholars.org

Phone: (913) 962-4422

Email: office@global-scholars.org


Organization details

EIN: 561627401

CEO/President: Stan Wallace, D.Min.

Chairman: J.T. Smith

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Danny McCain

Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

Our vision is that one day every student, colleague, university, and discipline will have Christian professors who communicate the truth, goodness, and beauty of Christ in the power of the Spirit for the growth of God's Kingdom and the flourishing (shalom) of society. Our fifteen programs and services are summarized here.

Connecting Christian Professors

Local Communities - Helping Christian professors meet in person regularly for encouragement, equipping, and outreach.

Disciplinary Communities - Helping Christian professors in particular nations and disciplines meet in a secure online environment to discuss how they can better fulfill God's call to be his ambassadors in their countries and fields of study.

Networking - Providing a way for Christian professors to identify one another globally and across disciplines through a database searchable by location, academic discipline, or research interests.

Group Video Conferencing - Offering Christian professors a secure, online environment to talk with one another one-to-one or in small groups to collaborate and sharpen one another "as iron sharpens iron" (Proverbs 27:17).

Equipping Christian Professors

Mentoring - More seasoned Christian professors helping less experienced colleagues develop spiritually, professionally, and missionally so they can be more effective for Christ in higher education.

Seminars and Conferences - Providing opportunities for Christian professors to meet in person at local, regional, national, and international events and receive training in a range of ministry skills and abilities.

Webinars - Hosting monthly online conversations where Christian professors can learn from one of their colleagues who is having success serving Christ in higher education.

Curricula - Developing study guides to help Christian professors love God more deeply and serve him more ably. The study guides are drawn from our Resource Library and are useful to professors personally and in small-group settings.

Regional Consultants - Growing a team of specialists in faculty ministry to connect and equip Christian professors, contextualizing these programs and services in their various regions of the world. Resourcing Christian Professors

Resource Library - Hosting an online library containing the best materials available in the six content areas a Christian professor must master to be most effective for Christ in higher education. Content experts in each area continually acquire and make available these resources from around the world.

Research Databases - Offering Christian scholars access to online academic journals. This is especially helpful to professors in majority-world universities that lack adequate library holdings. This access allows them to contribute to important discussions in their fields through publishing their research. In many cases, it also helps them maintain their positions in their universities, as publishing is often required for continued employment or advancement.

Editorial Services - Providing seasoned editors to help Christian professors publish their ideas. This is especially helpful to scholars who do not speak English as their first language, as most academic journals are published in English.

Job Board - Indexing university positions available worldwide, for Christian scholars searching for a place to serve.

Grants - Making funds available to help Christian professors access the training and resources needed to serve Christ with excellence. These grants are especially helpful to professors in areas of the world that provide very low salaries.

Sending Christian Professors

Fellows Program - Providing pastoral care and accounting services for Christian professors called to serve Christ in universities outside their home countries sent by Global Scholars through 2019. Explore here for more information on pursuing a university position globally.


Mission statement

IICS communicates its mission statement as follows:

Develop Godly Leaders

The Mission of International Institute for Christian Studies is to bring glory to God and impact the world by developing godly leaders for every sector of society - government, business, home, church, the arts, law, the sciences, education - as we provide key universities and academic institutions with educational services and Christian faculty who teach and live in such a way as to draw others to faith and transformation in Christ.


Statement of faith

In accord with the ancient creeds of the Christian faith such as the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, the following statement of faith* is a summary of essential biblical teaching as we strive for unity in essentials, liberty in non-essentials, and charity in all things. We believe...

...in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

...in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

...in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory.

...in the Salvation of lost and sinful persons through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

...in the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

...in the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.

...in the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating581 of 102213 of 24
Fund acquisition rating587 of 102411 of 24
Resource allocation rating691 of 102416 of 24
Asset utilization rating381 of 102210 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%9%6%11%9%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%9%6%11%9%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%99%99%96%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%10%6%11%9%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%1%1%4%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
77%75%78%72%72%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%95%100%93%100%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%72%78%67%72%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%5%0%7%0%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%14%0%21%1%-14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%15%15%17%19%20%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.501.962.542.462.614.19
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.141.041.061.131.011.15
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.042.042.702.782.624.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.4611.597.607.3710.3523.85
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.090.130.140.100.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.245.373.863.724.132.39
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%26%16%16%36%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%16%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
44%38%33%34%25%23%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$942,480$681,225$672,163$778,003$444,677
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$17,574$31,598$19,185$15,944$12,412
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$960,054$712,823$691,348$793,947$457,089
Long-term investments$34,255$43,790$88,394$0$0
Fixed assets$3,310$2,354$3,692$5,598$4,531
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$63,743
Total long-term assets$37,565$46,144$92,086$5,598$68,274
Total assets$997,619$758,967$783,434$799,545$525,363
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$78,862$89,087$84,028$38,992$19,165
Other current liabilities$3,967$4,658$9,800$37,703$0
Total current liabilities$82,829$93,745$93,828$76,695$19,165
Debt$156,300$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$21,238$25,017$30,923$211,812$0
Total long-term liabilities$177,538$25,017$30,923$211,812$0
Total liabilities$260,367$118,762$124,751$288,507$19,165
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$653,630$613,984$596,384$509,808$474,903
With donor restrictions$83,622$26,221$62,299$1,230$31,295
Net assets$737,252$640,205$658,683$511,038$506,198
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$2,038,996$1,904,547$1,984,710$1,997,743$2,021,215
Program service revenue$0$3,225$82,718$84,706$99,916
Membership dues$8,268$2,717$0$0$0
Investment income$12,290$23,935$6,435$6,265$8,065
Other revenue$0($8,836)($13,724)$0$522
Total other revenue$20,558$21,041$75,429$90,971$108,503
Total revenue$2,059,554$1,925,588$2,060,139$2,088,714$2,129,718
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,475,985$1,510,906$1,384,235$1,499,990$1,578,079
Management and general$291,141$293,778$324,202$398,302$439,225
Fundraising$192,807$121,067$216,546$184,529$183,011
Total expenses$1,959,933$1,925,751$1,924,983$2,082,821$2,200,315
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$99,621($163)$135,156$5,893($70,597)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$99,621($163)$135,156$5,893($70,597)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Stan WallacePresident & CEO$141,422

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/21/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Global Scholars began in 1986 as the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS). Founder and first president, Dr. Danny McCain, had the vision to establish Departments of Christian Studies in public universities around the world. In 1988, he and his family moved to Nigeria to begin a pilot project. Over 30 years later, he continues to teach in Nigeria.

In the 1990s, under the leadership of Dr. Daryl McCarthy, IICS' second president, the vision expanded to send professors to teach in all academic disciplines. Over the next two decades, Global Scholars expanded to 35 nations.

Global Scholars' third President, Dr. Stan Wallace, leads in a new season of growth. Joining IICS in 2010 and becoming the third president in 2014, Dr. Wallace has led the rebranding of IICS to Global Scholars, restructured the ministry, and has overseen the establishment of the Society of Christian Scholars. This last decade has been an unprecedented season of growth for Global Scholars.

Global Scholars is now poised to have an even greater impact in global higher education. With the launch of our Lasting Change 2023 strategic plan, we are now working to equip 800 Christian professors in 60 nations to influence 134,000 students for Christ each year!


Program accomplishments

IICS is the only organization in the world dedicated to placing Christian instructors in secular universities outside of North America as full-time faculty members. This unique ministry seeks evangelical academicians, professionals and business leaders to teach in public universities overseas.


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